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PHEAA grant application deadline nears

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is reminding students and families that the 2017-18 Pennsylvania state grant application filing deadline is May 1. This deadline applies to all renewal applicants and first-time applicants who plan to enroll in colleges, universities or a college transfer program at two-year public or private colleges (except community colleges and designated Pennsylvania open admission institutions).

State offers military family tax help

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Individuals filing their 2016 Pennsylvania personal income taxes can help Pennsylvania’s military personnel and their families by donating part or all of their refund to the state’s Military Family Relief Assistance Program.

The program provides grants of up to $3,500 to Pennsylvania members of the armed forces and their families who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control. The tax form includes instructions on how to donate.

Kramer announces candidacy for Whitehall board position

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Kerry Scott Kramer has announced he is a candidate for Whitehall Township commissioner on the May 16 primary election ballot.

Kramer said he will be “the people’s commissioner.”

Mentioning he will work to meet the township residents, Kramer said, if elected, he would like to organize free summer concerts, once a month, at Jefferson Park, Fullerton. He also wants to install signage at the Fullerton recreation area.

He said he wants to change the lettering on township equipment, adding “big letters on each piece that says exactly what department it belongs to.”

Zephyr Gallery to open this weekend

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

At Whitehall High School, students regularly see artwork from local artists being displayed in the Zephyr Gallery. Last month, they enjoyed the quick and elegant paintings of David Lee, an accomplished full-time artist from Whitehall. Earlier in the year, the gallery exhibited the street-styled works of Justin Klement, along with the oil paintings of Carol Benner.

Not only regional artists, but also the students themselves have exhibition opportunities — such as “The Healing through the Arts” exhibition with many works now on display at the Banana Factory.

Allentown man charged in 2016 bank robbery

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced March 28 that an Allentown man has been charged in relation to a bank robbery that occurred in Whitehall in May 2016.

According to the news release from the DA’s office, John Cruz, 41, of 209 N. Fourth St., Allentown, has been charged with one count each of robbery/threat of serious bodily Injury, a felony of the first degree, and robbery/making a demand of an employee of a financial institution, a felony of the second degree.

Allentown man charged in 2016 Whitehall bank robbery

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced March 28 that an Allentown man has been charged in relation to a bank robbery that occurred in Whitehall in May 2016.

According to the news release from the DA’s office, John Cruz, 41, of 209 N. Fourth St., Allentown, has been charged with one count each of robbery/threat of serious bodily Injury, a felony of the first degree, and robbery/making a demand of an employee of a financial institution, a felony of the second degree.

Eckhart enters race for county executive

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart has announced his intent to seek the Republican nomination for Lehigh County executive. He made his special announcement at Big Woodys, Allentown, Feb. 27.

Eckhart has been a school board member, township commissioner and county commissioner and is currently the Lehigh County controller.

“Now I want to be your county executive,” Eckhart said.

Eckhart has been serving the community for nearly 20 years.

Woman’s Club honors Yenser as Girl of Month for February

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Emily Yenser has been named February Girl of the Month by the Woman’s Club of Whitehall.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Yenser of Whitehall, she is a senior at Whitehall High School.

She has earned honor roll or high school roll all marking periods.

Yenser is a member of Leo Club, Outdoors Club, Zephyr Nation, Key Club, SERVE Club, Art Club, Model UN, Human Rights Club, Spanish Club, SADD and the girls soccer and tennis (captain) teams.

Tran named January Girl of Month

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The Woman’s Club of Whitehall has named Maria Tran its Girl of the Month for January.

A senior at Whitehall High School, she is the daughter of Thanh and Huong Tran of Whitehall.

She earned honor roll or high honor roll all marking periods.

Tran is a member of Leo Club (president and blood drive chairperson), Art Club (president), Outdoors Club, Human Rights Club (president), Model UN and girls tennis team.